Performance History:

  • 2004-2008 Performing Artist, The Music Center Education Division (Los Angeles, CA)
  • The Autry Museum of Western History (Los Angeles, CA)
  • The Coffee Gallery (Alta Dena, CA)
  • European tours with Castles and Concerts Tour Company;
  • World City, Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, CA)
    Western Music Association Festival (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Canada’s Cowboy Festival (Calgary, Alberta
  • Cowboys Heroes and Friends (Branson, MO)
  • National Cowboy Symposium (Lubbock, TX)
  • National Western Music Association Festival (Tucson, AZ)
  • National Festival of the West (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Golden Boot Awards (Los Angeles, CA)
  • The Great Pikes Peak Cowboy Poetry Gathering (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Gold Rush Days (Wickenburg, AZ)
  • Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival (Santa Clarita, CA)
  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody, WY)
  • Silver City Cowboy Jamboree (Silver City,NM)
  • Arizona Cowboy Poet’s Gathering (Prescott, AZ)
  • Superstition Mountain Cowboy Gathering (Apache Junction, AZ)
  • Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering (Sierra Vista, AZ)
  • Single Action Shooting Society Winter Range (Carefree, AZ)
  • Las Caballeras Trail Ride (Catalina, CA)


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                    Carolyn Baker

Carolyn Baker is a member of the Performing Artists roster of The Music Center Education Division and holds a graduate degree in Education. She has completed intensive Professional Artist School-based Training Programs through Arts for All Partnership and Teaching Artist Apprentice Program (TAAP) with The Music Center. Currently, she is a Teaching Artist-in-Residence with LA’s BEST After School Arts Program.

As a Teaching Artist specializing in the early days of California, Carolyn Baker brings the inclusive story of indigenous people, Spanish conquistadores, early settlers, vaqueros, the Gold Rush, and the Transcontinental Railroad to life through folk music, instruments, clothing, and dance of the day. She weaves artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural content, aesthetic valuing, connections, relationships, and applications into the dynamic and diverse folk history of California. Her sequential residencies are designed for students grade K-5 and culminate in the multi-disciplinary, “Great American Music Gathering”, featuring student artists as narrators, singers, and dancers.



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                            Carolyn Baker

                                   (818) 324-3508









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Musically, Carolyn credits her pianist mother, Mary Louise, and her barber-shopper father, Earl, for a lifetime of singing, playing, performing, and studying music. After raising her family and teaching in a small ranching town in Arizona for 20 years, Carolyn Baker now lives in Los Angeles where she teaches, records, and performs. She sings, yodels, plays mandolin, bass, guitar, and “prairie percussion” on the washboard and spoons.

Carolyn has completed her most recent project, her solo CD entitled Lasso the Moon. Baker is also part of the professional musicians who tour with Castles and Concerts and perform in Italy, Spain, France, Ireland, Russia, and the Czech Republic. Additionally she is the founder of The Blue Notes, a LA-based band sponsored by the City of Santa Monica to promote use of The Big Blue Bus. Carolyn also is author of "The Harmony Handbook" and presents workshops on harmony singing at The Autry Western Museum.




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Lasso the Moon
Solo CD by Carolyn Baker 

Listen:  Old_Nevada_Moon.mp3

Now Available:

Lasso the Moon
Solo CD by Carolyn Baker 
Listen:  Old_Nevada_Moon.mp3

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